Kathy has always had a natural interest in painting and drawing. But it wasn’t until she had been an English teacher for years that she decided to pursue training in art. Most of her studies were done at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts in New Orleans, learning the classical techniques of drawing and painting in oil and watercolor. She went on to teach watercolor art the Academy until moving from New Orleans in 2006.

Additionally, she studied watercolor at the Art Students League with Timothy J. Clark, and completed workshops in watercolor with Sondra Freckleton and Janet Walsh and in oil with Douglas Flynt and Nancy Tankersley.

She has had past gallery associations in New Orleans, Jackson, MS, and Rome, GA.



New Orleans Academy Of Fine Arts: 1989-1994

Art Students League: NYC, summer, 2004

University of New Orleans: 1980-1981, 2000-2001 (undergraduate courses in design, drawing, and art history)

University of Dayton: B.S. in Secondary Education (teaching fields in English and history)



Solo Exhibitions:

Pearl River Gallery, Jackson, MS, 2018,

Hanging Around Rome, Rome, GA, 2008;

The Academy Gallery at NOAFA, 1999, 2002;

2-Person Exhibition:

Baton Rouge Council for the Arts, 2005

Group Exhibitions:

The Academy Gallery at NOAFA (Invitationals)

2018, “40th Anniversary Show/Former and Current Faculty“

     2006, “Remembering Katrina”

     2003, “Self Portrait Invitational”

     1998, “20th Anniversary Invitational”

     1996-2006, “Annual Faculty Exhibition”

     1996-2006 “Holiday Miniature Exhibit”

LSU Union Art Gallery: Baton Rouge, 2006 “Uprooted: Katrina/Rita (invitational)

DOCS Gallery, New Orleans: Longue Vue Plein Air, 2005 (invitational)

Duque Art Center, New Orleans: 2004, “One Earth, Passionate Voices” (juried show featuring environmental themes)

New Orleans Museum of Art: 1998, 2003 “Art in Bloom” (invitational)

Southeastern University of LA, Hammond: “Real Women” (invitational featuring women working in the realist tradition)

New Orleans School of Glassworks: 1999-2001 “Still Life Invitational”

Pensacola Museum of Art: 2000 “100-mile Radius: New Orleans (juried exhibition)

Zigler Museum of Art, Jennings, LA: 1998 - exhibition and one day watercolor workshop

WYES-TV Art Auction, New Orleans: 1998 selected artist catalog cover

LA State Archives, Baton Rouge: 1997/1998 - Associated Women in the Arts (juried exhibition)

University of Mobile Visual Arts Gallery: “Art With a Southern Drawl” (juried exhibition)